An Engraved Miniature Carriage Clock
An Engraved Miniature Carriage Clock
An Engraved Miniature Carriage Clock
An Engraved Miniature Carriage Clock
An Engraved Miniature Carriage Clock

PIERRE & ALFRED DROCOURT (worked 1853-1906)

An Engraved Miniature Carriage Clock

c. 1884 Paris

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A fully engraved miniature carriage clock which has an eight-day duration timepiece movement with a platform lever escapement. The backplate is stamped with the trademark for the makers Drocourt, the initials D and C either side of a clock, along with the serial number 29233, with the inside of the plates stamped with the blanc roulant number 13527. The white enamel dial has black Roman numerals, blued steel spade hands and an engraved silvered mask. The fully engraved miniature gilded corniche case has the addition of a rather lovely feature, an engraved plate to the underside giving the details Drocourt, 28 Rue Debelleyme, Paris, as is sometimes seen on clocks by him.
Complete with its original numbered key.

Pierre Drocourt, born 1819 & his son Alfred, born 1847, were one of the top maker's of carriage clocks in the mid to late Victorian period, having a factory at Saint-Nicolas-d'Ailermont, the most important town for carriage clock manufacture at the time, as well as premises in Paris at Rue Debelleyme 28; previously named Rue de Limoges prior to 1867, where he joined the well-known maker Blanpain. They made superb carriage clocks which were often decorative and were awarded numerous medals at exhibitions, such as the Bronze Medal at Paris 1867, the Silver at Paris 1878 and the gold at Paris in 1889. Alfred succeeded his father Pierre in circa 1871, with the latter’s retirement when he returned to his home village with his wife Marie and daughter Melanie.

I have been researching the clocks and lives of the Drocourt family for some years; a summary of the work is available to view on my website following the link to the 2014 Exhibition Catalogue. I would be interested to hear about any Drocourt clocks, and those signed for Jacot, to add to my database.
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Dimensions
Height 3.50 inch (8.89 cm)
Stock Code
1361
Signed/Inscribed
DC for Drocourt
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